How to access mail order service from Victoria Cannabis Buyers’ Club
By Julia Veintrop
For the people who are unable to access a Licensed Producer or would rather go to a dispensary, being able to sign up, place an order, make a payment, and get a trackable parcel mailed to your door can mean the difference between living or dying. The Victoria Cannabis Buyers’ Club can help. Dispensaries offer a wide range of edible and topical products that can be difficult, tedious or expensive to make. The mail order cannabis industry connects the patient to the source of their products using both modern technology and an age old system; no one need suffer for lack of access. It is easy and convenient.
For me, walking into a dispensary feels like coming home after being away, and I have heard many people express those same feelings. I love being able to see friends in the cannabis community, and get to know like minded people over a joint. Being able to see new products and ask questions directly to a staff member is a right I value…and take for granted. The prices are comparable to street prices, but I value the clean safe product, education, and consistent variety the Victoria Cannabis Buyers’ Club (VCBC) offers me.
It is so easy to forget that most places in Canada are operating with the knowledge, experience and political climate that Victoria faced twenty years ago. An invaluable key to progressing beyond this old world, factless environment is the mail order system.
For the person who has a very conservative doctor and cannot buy medicine from a Licensed Producer, being able to phone a dispensary can literally be a lifesaver. In a technological world, its very easy for people to sign up even in a rural area, across the country. Imagine if you had to go to another town, sometimes hours away, for a prescription because your doctor said no, yet you couldn’t afford physically or financially to travel there?
Thanks to The Customs Act, the privacy of your mail is protected. There are serious consequences for anyone who “ knowingly opens, keeps, secretes, delays or detains, or permits to be opened, kept, secreted, delayed or detained, any mail bag or mail or any receptacle or device authorized by the Corporation for the posting of mail.” (Section 48, Customs Act).
What you need to sign up:
Every place is different, but at The Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club you require 3 things to be a member from anywhere in Canada:
- The membership form filled out and signed
- A picture, or photo ID – confirms your identity and provides a picture for your membership card (…because we all show our best sides on our Driver’s License…sorry I couldn’t help the sarcasm). You can scan your ID at home or at any library.
- Your proof of condition* (POC) – A document that gives your full name, your condition, your doctor’s name, and doctor’s signature (electronic signatures accepted).
*Your proof of condition does not need to recommend Cannabis for you, or mention it whatsoever. You are not required to tell your physician that you intend to use your POC to acquire cannabis when you go see them to get it.
As a Canadian Citizen, you have a right to access and possess your medical documents, proving your history and condition. You also have the right to take any medicine you would like to treat your own conditions.
The most common reasons someone will ask for a POC is to explain their medical condition to work, or school, or to begin volunteering. It is not uncommon to really struggle to find the right words to deal with a nosy doctor. Many people live too far from any other options. This is your right and your life! Plus, we are talking about a plant that has never and will never cause a fatal overdose.
How to Contact Us:
The email is firstname.lastname@example.org so all it takes is a quick hello which the 3 things attached.
- As soon as your information is confidentially reviewed by the staff, you will be contacted for a brief, over the phone orientation and be able to start receiving products!
- Orders are made through both phone and email, totalled and paid by e-transfer.
- Using various shipping options, you can track your package from the moment it leaves the Club!
You can check out all the product options available by going to v-cbc.ca and scrolling to In-Store Menu at the top of the website. Options change often, so please check with a budtender to ensure that your favorites are currently in stock.
For a new member signing up, we understand that the entire dispensary experience, let alone making the decision to try cannabis, can be extremely overwhelming. When your health and quality of life are in danger, trying a new remedy you are feeling uncertain about is downright terrifying. While some people really enjoy having a short phone orientation, others really want and need to be able to go over all sorts of details relating to their condition and cannabis; often in more than one conversation.
I think I can speak for every budtender when I say that we all live for the moments when we can pass on that one key piece of information that is going to change someone’s life forever. If you feel like you would like to have a longer orientation, or if you just have some questions and need some in depth information and advice, give us a call in advance and we can set up a time.
The best benefit to using the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club, in particular, is the human connection element. Even if you live in a extremely rural, mainly uninhabited area we can mail you your medicine and answer all your questions.
With new information coming out every day, there is so much to learn about and say when it comes to cannabis; it is also very hard to absorb a lot of information at one time. If you need to, we can talk on several occasions and honestly, we are happy to repeat ourselves for you as many times as it takes. We all had to learn from a place of knowing, ask away!